Influencing Federal Dollars for Clean Transportation Cover

Influencing Federal Dollars for Clean Transportation Tool kit

This tool kit is a grassroots advocacy guide so that everyday people can have more influence over how federal transportation dollars are spent in their communities and over transportation decisions in general. Read the full tool kit. This tool kit was created to accompany the report: Flex Your Grants: Leveraging Federal Dollars for Clean Transportation. […]

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Webinar about the Future of Passenger Rail in Wisconsin, featuring Liz Callin, Trevor Jung and Jen Murray - includes their photos

Webinar: The Future of Passenger Rail in Wisconsin – watch the recording

Watch the recording of the webinar. February 8, 2024. Supported by APA-Wisconsin, CM Credits Available. There are several planning efforts underway to expand passenger rail in Wisconsin. Awarded $2.5 million by the federal government, Wisconsin Department of Transportation will study expanding and adding new service along 5 corridors, consistent with their recently updated rail plan. […]

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The federal highway system as of June 1958. From Library of Congress

Decades of Highway Construction & Community Destruction

– by Jimmie Briggs and Melissa Stanton, AARP Livable Communities America’s interstate highway system was created by bulldozing through thousands of homes, businesses and neighborhoods. The impact of those losses continues to this day. Read the full article at

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Transit Equity Day Proclomation by Governor Evers

Transit Equity Day 2024

Groups across the country will celebrate Transit Equity Day on Feb. 4th and 5th to commemorate the birthday of Rosa Parks. It’s a day to declare public transit a civil right and a key strategy to combat climate change. This year, 1000 Friends of Wisconsin again requested the Governor Evers to proclaim Feb 4th Transit Equity Day, acknowledging […]

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I-94 Project from 70th Street to 16th Street.

Civil Rights Investigation of I-94 Project

The Federal Highway Administration is investigating a Title VI civil rights compliant for the proposed I-94 expansion in Milwaukee. Members of the Coalition for More Responsible Transportation are calling on Governor Evers to pause the project; for WisDOT and USDOT not to issue a Final Environmental Impact Statement or a Record of Decision while it […]

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Fond du Lac Ave

Safe Routes to Transit for Fond du Lac Ave

At the end of 2023’s Fall semester, 1000 Friends of Wisconsin worked with Dr. Robert Schneider’s Planning Policy Analysis class at UWM. We presented our case that Fond du Lac Ave (Wis-145) through the City of Milwaukee is in need of corridor visioning. These Masters of Urban Planning students had three weeks to research and […]

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